Jul 31, 2014

Gojinjo-daiko (Nabune Festival) in Wajima, Ishikawa Pref.

Gojinjo-daiko (Nabune Festival) in Wajima, Ishikawa Pref.

very often in July - August, 2014 | in Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.

Gojinjo-daiko Nabune Festival is a festival held in Wajima, Ishikawa Prefecture that features a performance of the famous 'Gojinjo' drums played by drummers wearing grotesque masks and seaweed wigs.  





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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140731wajima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.gojinjodaiko.jp/index.html



「御陣乗太鼓(ごじんじょだいこ)」石川県輪島市

Jul 30, 2014

Sumiyoshi Shrine Festival, Sumiyoshi, Osaka

Sumiyoshi Shrine Festival, Sumiyoshi, Osaka

30th July - 1st August, 2014 | Sumiyoshi, Osaka

The Otaue Ceremony celebrated in early summer is a festival to pray for rich harvests. In this Ceremony women form a row and plant rice seedlings.

During this planting, the Sumiyoshi-odori dance and other traditional performing arts are performed on the stage at the center and on the footpaths between the rice paddies.

This ceremony is designated as an important intangible cultural property of Japan since it is a well preserved traditional planting style.
There is Abiko Kan'non(Goddess of Mercy) which is believed to protect people from disasters and bestow happiness and the Ooyosami Shrine in the neighboring area.   (*reference: JNTO)



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140730sumiyosi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.sumiyoshitaisha.net/




住吉祭・神輿渡御祭(大阪市住吉区 住吉大社)

Minazuki Matsuri (June Festival), Wajima, Ishikawa

Minazuki Matsuri (June Festival), Wajima, Ishikawa

30th - 31st July, 2014 | Wajima City, Ishikawa Pref.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140730wajima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.wajimaonsen.com/..




水無月祭り(石川県輪島市)

Jul 29, 2014

Onbare (wish for a good harvest) at Betsuguu-Hachimansha Shrine, Bungotakada, Oita

Onbare (wish for a good harvest) at Betsuguu-Hachimansha Shrine, Bungotakada, Oita

29th & 30th July, 2014 | at Betsuguu-Hachimansha Shrine, Bungotakada, Oita  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140729onbare.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.visit-oita.jp/index.e.html




別宮八幡社御田植祭(オンバレ)大分県豊後高田市

Jul 28, 2014

Hokkai Heso Matsuri (bellybutton festival), Furano City, Hokkaido

Hokkai Heso Matsuri (bellybutton festival), Furano City, Hokkaido

28th - 29th July, 2014 | Furano City, Hokkaido

In July 1969, the Furano residents' charter was enacted.
A line of the charter stated that "we, the residents of Furano, stand at the center point of Hokkaido". Everything has a center.
The center of the human body is the bellybutton.

So, the center point of Hokkaido can be called Hokkaido's bellybutton.
We wondered if there might be some way to embody this idea in folk entertainment, and link it to development of Furano's tourism and commerce…   (*reference: Hokkai Heso Matsuri Committee)  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140728heso.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.furano.ne.jp/hesomatsuri/



北海へそ祭り(北海道富良野市)

Akeno Sunflower Festival, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.

Akeno Sunflower Festival, Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.

27th July - 25th August, 2014 | Hokuto City, Yamanashi Pref.

Visitors can take full pleasure in a sea of 210,000 sunflowers that is enclosed on all sides by the Southern Alps, Mt. Yatsugatake, Mt. Fuji, Mt. Kayagatake, and other mountains in sun-drenched Akeno Town, which gets the longest hours of sunlight in Japan.
Other festive events include photo contests, photo sessions with models, and outdoor markets.   (*reference: Hokuto City Tourism Association)  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727hokuto.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.city.hokuto.yamanashi.jp/tourism/area/sunflower.html



北杜市明野サンフラワーフェス(山梨県北杜市)

Jul 27, 2014

Art as a Haven of Happiness, at TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM, Ueno-Koen Taito-ku, Tokyo

Art as a Haven of Happiness, at TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM, Ueno-Koen Taito-ku, Tokyo

26th July - 8th October, 2014 | TOKYO METROPOLITAN ART MUSEUM, Ueno-Koen Taito-ku, Tokyo

At the art studios "Atelier Element Present" (Mie and Tokyo) and "Shobu Gakuen" (Kagoshima), people born with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities are daily producing artworks that evince rich sensibilities and intellectual insight.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140726rken.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.tobikan.jp/en/index.html



「楽園としての芸術」東京都美術館(東京都台東区上野公園)

Masterpieces of the Hiraki Collection – The Beauty of Ukiyo-e, at Shimane Art Museum, Matsue City, Shimane Pref.

Masterpieces of the Hiraki Collection – The Beauty of Ukiyo-e, at Shimane Art Museum, Matsue City, Shimane Pref.

18th July - 1st September, 2014 | Shimane Art Museum, Matsue, Shimane

The Hiraki Collection is comprised of pieces from early Ukiyo-e watercolor prints, right up to representative pieces from the artists Harunobu, Utamaro, Hokusai, and Hiroshige. Each print is finely crafted and expertly preserved in this leading domestic collection.
For this exhibition, we will exclusively exhibit prints that have been designated as important cultural artifacts or art treasures, so that our patrons may bask in the glory of true Ukiyo-e masterpieces.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140718sma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www1.pref.shimane.lg.jp/contents/sam/en/ex/index.html



「浮世絵の美 平木コレクションの名品」島根県立美術館(島根県松江市)

Buddhist statue from Muroji Temple, at Sendai City Museum, Miyagi Pref.

Buddhist statue from Muroji Temple, at Sendai City Museum, Miyagi Pref.

4th July - 24th August, 2014 | Sendai City Museum, Miyagi Pref.
 



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140704snd.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://murouji.exhn.jp/



「奈良・国宝室生寺の仏たち」仙台市博物館(宮城県仙台市)

SPACE EXPO, the great challenge of NASA/JAXA at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

SPACE EXPO, the great challenge of NASA/JAXA at Makuhari Messe, Chiba

19th July - 23rd September, 2014 | Makuhari Messe, Chiba
 



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140719mss.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.space-expo2014.jp/english



「SPACE EXPO 宇宙博2014」幕張メッセ

Odorunya Kishu Yosakoi Dance Festival, Wakayama

Odorunya Kishu Yosakoi Dance Festival, Wakayama

27th July & 2nd - 3rd August, 2014 | at Wakayama Catsle, Wakayama  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140729kishu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.kishu-yosakoi.jp/



おどるんや―紀州よさこい祭り(和歌山市)

Kaikoku-sai (festival of opening up the country), Yokosuka, Kanagawa

Kaikoku-sai (festival of opening up the country), Yokosuka, Kanagawa

27th July - 2nd August, 2014 | Yokosuka, Kanagawa

This event was started in 2003 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Commodore Perry's arrival and Yokosuka's place as the town where the country was opened.
Many citizens cooperate to put on this event which includes the Kaikoku Fireworks Festival and the Kaikoku Dancing Festa.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140728yokosuka.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://cocoyoko.net/event/kaikoku-fes.html




よこすか開国祭(神奈川県横須賀市)

Kibune Matsuri (boat float festival), Manazuru Town, Kanagawa

Kibune Matsuri (boat float festival), Manazuru Town, Kanagawa

27th - 28th July, 2014 | Manazuru Town, Kanagawa

Manazuru Kibune Matsuri is one of Japan's three most important boat festivals.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727kibune.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.manazuru.net/..



貴船まつり(神奈川県足柄下郡真鶴町)

Yoshihiro-gaku (drum dance) at Gakuniwahachimansha Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita

Yoshihiro-gaku (drum dance) at Gakuniwahachimansha Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita

27th July, 2014 | at Gakuniwahachimansha Shrine, Kunisaki City, Oita  


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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140728kunisaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://web.city.kunisaki.oita.jp/..




楽庭八幡社 吉弘楽(大分県国東市)

Hiwatari (fire walking) at Houkakuji Temple, Kurotaki Village, Nara

Hiwatari (fire walking) at Houkakuji Temple, Kurotaki Village, Nara

27th July, 2014 | at Houkakuji Temple, Kurotaki Village, Nara  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727kuritaki.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.vill.kurotaki.nara.jp/..



鳳閣寺 火渡り(奈良県吉野郡黒滝村)

Shinano Oiwake Magouta Dochu (Edo Period Parade), Karuizawa, Nagano

Shinano Oiwake Magouta Dochu (Edo Period Parade), Karuizawa, Nagano

27th July, 2014 | Karuizawa, Nagano Pref.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140728oiwake.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://shinano-oiwake.com/



しなの追分馬子唄道中(長野県軽井沢町 追分宿・浅間神社)

Abare Mikoshi (act up on floats) at Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama

Abare Mikoshi (act up on floats) at Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama

27th July, 2014 | Osugi Jinja Shrine, Kumagaya City, Saitama Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140728kumagai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.city.kumagaya.lg.jp/kanko/..



大杉神社あばれ御輿(埼玉県熊谷市)

World Cosplay Summit 2014, Nagoya, Aichi

World Cosplay Summit 2014, Nagoya, Aichi

26th July - 3rd August, 2014 | Nagoya, Aichi Pref.

The World's Best Cosplay Performance Championship to be determined in the Holy Land of Manga - Japan   (*reference: WCS,WORLD COSPLAY SUMMIT)



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727nagoya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.tv-aichi.co.jp/wcs/2014/



世界コスプレサミット(愛知県名古屋市)

Fireworks Festival in Nagaragawa, Gifu Pref.

Fireworks Festival in Nagaragawa, Gifu Pref.

26th July & 2nd August, 2014 | Nagaragawa riverside, Gifu Pref.  

Fireworks Festival in Nagaragawa, Gifu is Japan’s largest fireworks display, with over 30,000 fireworks. The display lasts from 7:30pm to 8:45pm.  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727nagara.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.gifucvb.or.jp/event/detail_summer.php




長良川花火大会(岐阜県長良川畔)

Soumu-Nouma-Oi (Samurai Warrior Festival) in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.

Soumu-Nouma-Oi (Samurai Warrior Festival) in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.

26th - 28th July, 2014 | in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Pref.  

Samurai Warrior Festival in Minami-Soma, Fukushima Prefecture features about 500 participants in samurai costumes who parade on horseback on a three kilometers course.
After a one-kilometer horse race riders fight for sacred clothes launched into the air in a ritual which is said to date back 1,100 years.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727souma.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.city.minamisoma.lg.jp/index.cfm/9,0,77,html



「相馬野馬追」福島県南相馬市

Daijayama Matsuri (summer festival), O-Muta City, Fukuoka

Daijayama Matsuri (summer festival), O-Muta City, Fukuoka

26th & 27th July, 2014 | O-Muta City, Fukuoka Pref.

Each summer the Omuta Daijayama Festival attracts over 400,000 people who come to Fukuoka prefecture to celebrate an old legend dating back over a thousand years.
Hundreds of volunteers turn out to pull the dashi which are all over 10 meters long.

Over ten dragon floats parade through the main streets in Omuta. The crowd is overwhelmed by the high level of energy and intensity of the Matsuri.
When the Daija spit their fire, spectators will be energized. There is excitement and joy. Intense emotions are stirred all at once.   (*reference: omuta kankoukyoukai)  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727oomuta.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.omuta-daijayama.com/



おおむた「大蛇山」まつり(福岡県大牟田市)

Miyoshi Kinsai Festa (summer festival), Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Pref.

Miyoshi Kinsai Festa (summer festival), Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Pref.

26th - 27th July, 2014 | Miyoshi City, Hiroshima Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727miyoshi.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://kinsai.net/




三次きんさい祭(広島県)

Ine Matsuri (big fish festival), Ine Town, Kyoto

Ine Matsuri (big fish festival), Ine Town, Kyoto

26th & 27th July, 2014 | Ine Town, Kyoto Pref.
It is a fisherman's festival that evokes large hauls of fish and safe journeys on the ocean.



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727ine.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://ine-kankou.jp/kankou/..




伊根祭(京都府与謝郡伊根町)

Jul 26, 2014

Japan International BIRDMAN RALLY 2014 at Lake Biwa, Hikone, Shiga

Japan International BIRDMAN RALLY 2014 at Lake Biwa, Hikone, Shiga

26th & 27th July, 2014 | at Lake Biwa, Hikone, Shiga

Birdman Rally is a competition where members of the public build home-made gliders, hang gliders and human-powered aircraft, ranging from very serious aircraft to mere costumes, leap off a river- or seaside jetty, and compete for distance and entertainment value.   (*reference: wiki)



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727birdman.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.ytv.co.jp/birdman/



鳥人間コンテスト(滋賀県彦根市)

Kanbe Ishidori Matsuri (float parade), Suzuka City, Mie Pref.

Kanbe Ishidori Matsuri (float parade), Suzuka City, Mie Pref.

26th & 27th July, 2014 | Suzuka City, Mie Pref.

The festival originally started in the Edo period (1751-1764).
It is believed to have originated from the custom of local worshipers selecting stones from the Machiya River to take to the local shrine.
The stones were ceremoniously transported to the shrine on carts, while taiko and kane were played.
In 1981, the festival was designated as an asset of intangible culture for Mie Prefecture. In 2007, it was designated as a national asset of intangible culture.   (*reference: wiki)  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727kanbe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://ishidori.jp/



神戸石取祭(三重県鈴鹿市)

Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri (riverside festival), Aichi

Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri (riverside festival), Aichi

26th - 27th July, 2014 | Tsushima City, Aichi Pref.

Owari Tsushima Tenno Matsuri Festival of Tsushima Shrine, Tsushima, Aichi Pref., designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets.

The festival is highlighted by two parades of boats on the pond in Tenno-gawa Park;

(1) five Makiwara-bune boats decorated with hundreds of lighted lanterns under the fireworks display from around 8:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on first day, and

(2) six danjiri-bune, boats with a doll of a noh play's character each placed atop, from 9 a.m. to around noon on the second day. Many more events are scheduled during the festival.   (*reference: Japan Times)



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727tusima.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.tsushima-kankou.com/



尾張津島天王祭(愛知県津島市)

Toyoda Oiden Matsuri (Dance & Fireworks Festival) in Okazaki, Aichi Pref.

Toyoda Oiden Matsuri (Dance & Fireworks Festival) in Okazaki, Aichi Pref.

26th - 27th July, 2014 | in Okazaki, Aichi Pref.

Toyoda Oiden Matsuri Fireworks Festival in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture features 15,000 fireworks and lasts from to 9:00pm. As well as a fireworks display (over 13,000 fireworks), there are various stage events, street parades, and festival stalls.   (*reference: Nagoya International Center)




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727oiden.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  http://www.oidenmaturi.com/index.html



豊田おいでんまつり(愛知県豊田市)

Taiko Matsuri (Japanese Drum Show) at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano

Taiko Matsuri (Japanese Drum Show) at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano

26th - 27th July, 2014 | at Matsumoto Catsle, Nagano

Part of Matsumoto's exciting group of summer festivals, the summer Taiko festival at Matsumoto Castle features some of the best taiko groups in Japan. Come early to get a seat, and see and hear the traditional Taiko drummers in the postcard-perfect setting of the castle.

As the sky darkens and night approaches, watching and feeling the power of the taiko drums with the silhouette backdrop of the castle is truly one of Matsumoto's finest summer moments.   (*reference: Matsumoto Welcome Project)  




# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727taiko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://wadaiko-nawo.chu.jp/taikomaturi/



国宝松本城太鼓まつり(長野県)

Oyama Summer Festival (dance & fire works), Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.

Oyama Summer Festival (dance & fire works), Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.

26th - 27th July, 2014 | Oyama City, Tochigi Pref.  

Fireworks Festival in Tochigi near Tokyo features 20,000 fireworks set off over the Omoigawa River in Oyama. The display lasts from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727oyama.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.oyama-kankou.jp/






「おやまサマーフェスティバル 小山の花火」栃木県小山市

Million of Lantern Festival, Kawagoe, Saitama

Million of Lantern Festival, Kawagoe, Saitama

26th & 27th July, 2014 | Kawagoe City, Saitama Pref.

This festival is called as 1 million lights' festival in Kawagoe. So many lantern is hanging over at a front of a house. The festival has been telling that it is to remember a daimyo of Kawagoe domain who has died in 1850.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727kawagoe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.kawagoe.or.jp/natsumatsuri/




川越百万灯夏まつり(埼玉県川越市)

Bandai Matsuri (fire festival), Inawashiro, Fukushima

Bandai Matsuri (fire festival), Inawashiro, Fukushima

26th & 27th July, 2014 | Inawashiro Town, Fukushima  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727bandai.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.bandaisan.or.jp/event/..



幻想の火祭「磐梯まつり」(福島県猪苗代町)

Kurashiki Summer Festival, Okayama Pref.

Kurashiki Summer Festival, Okayama Pref.

26th July, 2014 | Kurashiki City, Okayama Pref.

In the morning, the Tenryo-ichi market held in the shopping district in front of Kurashiki Station is abuzz with shoppers hunting for local specialties, while starting in the late afternoon the main street through Kurashiki Sta. is filled with dancing (daikan bayashi odori), a parade, and Tenryo taiko drummers. The festival is held every year on a Saturday in late July.   (*reference: KURASHIKI KANKO WEB)  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140720kura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.kurashiki-tabi.jp/..




倉敷天領夏祭り(岡山県倉敷市)

Kiyohime Matsuri at Kumano-kodo, Nakahechi Town, Wakayama

Kiyohime Matsuri at Kumano-kodo, Nakahechi Town, Wakayama

26th July, 2014 | Nakahechi Town, Wakayama

An important national cultural asset built in 701, there are many stories related to this temple such as the sad, romantic tale "Anchin Kiyohime."
Anchin is a traveling priest who betrays princess Kiyohime's love and runs away and hides under a large bell. Kiyohime is so angry that she turns into a huge snake, and burns Anchin, bell and all. "Kaminagahime" tells the story of the construction of Dojo-ji.   (*reference: Wakayama Prefecture)



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727nakaheci.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.nakahechi.jp/



熊野古道清姫まつり(和歌山県中辺路町)

Abegawa Fireworks Festival, Abe River, Shizuoka Pref.

Abegawa Fireworks Festival, Abe River, Shizuoka Pref.

26th July, 2014 | Abe River, Shizuoka Pref.

Abegawa Fireworks Festival in Shizuoka features 15,000 fireworks and lasts from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727abegawa.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://hellonavi.jp/shizuoka/..




「安倍川花火大会」安倍川橋上流(静岡市葵区田町地先)

Samba Cannibal & Fire Works at Izu-Yugawara Hot Springs, Shizuoka

Samba Cannibal & Fire Works at Izu-Yugawara Hot Springs, Shizuoka

 

26th July, 2014 | at Izu-Yugawara Hot Springs, Shizuoka  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727izu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.yugawara.or.jp/event/...




伊豆湯河原温泉サンバカ-ニバル&花火大会(静岡県熱海市)

Daimyo's Retinue Festival, Katsuura City, Chiba

Daimyo's Retinue Festival, Katsuura City, Chiba

26th July, 2014 | Ubara, Katsuura City, Chiba Pref.  

The Daimyo Gyoretsu is a parade in Japan. It commemorates the annual journey of the daimyo, or feudal lord, to Edo (present-day Tokyo) during the Tokugawa period (1600-1868).

In order to suppress the possibility of unrest, the Edo shogun, or supreme military ruler, would compel the daimyo from all over Japan to make periodic visits to the capital city.
Because the daimyo had to be accompanied by a large entourage, these visits were hugely expensive, leaving them with little money left over for plotting a revolution.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727katuura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.city.katsuura.lg.jp/..




鵜原の大名行列(千葉県勝浦市)

Fukaya Matsuri (summmer festival), Fukaya City, Saitama Pref.

Fukaya Matsuri (summmer festival), Fukaya City, Saitama Pref.

26th July, 2014 | Fukaya City, Saitama Pref.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727fukaya.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.fukaya-ta.com/matsurifukayamatsuri/




深谷まつり

Heso Matsuri (Center of Japan Festival) in Shibukawa, Gunma Pref.

Heso Matsuri (Center of Japan Festival) in Shibukawa, Gunma Pref.

26th July, 2014 | in Shibukawa, Gunma Pref.  

Heso Matsuri in Shibukawa, Gunma Prefecture features belly dances by dancers who have faces drawn around their navels.  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727heso.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.city.shibukawa.lg.jp/kankou/matsuri/shibukawaheso.html




渋川へそ祭り(群馬県渋川市)

Urayasu Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Chiba

Urayasu Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Chiba

26th July, 2014 | Urayasu City, Chiba Pref.  

Fireworks Festival in Urayasu in Chiba Prefectures features 8,500 fireworks produced by the prestigious fireworks manufacturer Kagiya. The display lasts from 7:00pm to 8:45pm.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727urayasu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.city.urayasu.chiba.jp/menu2221.html



浦安納涼花火大会(千葉県)

Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Tokyo

Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai (fireworks display), Tokyo

26th July, 2014 | one of the largest fireworks display in Tokyo

Sumidagawa Hanabi Taikai is the largest fireworks display in Tokyo.
Held over the Sumida River in Asakusa, the festival traces its origins back to a festival held to placate river gods after the great famine of 1732, in which nearly 1 million people starved to death.
Most of the fireworks explode about 200 meters in the air and produce circular star bursts about 150 meters across.
About 10,000 fireworks are launched from one site near Asakusa Station between 7:30 and 8:30pm. Another 10,000 or so fireworks are launched from another site about a kilometer away near Sakurabashi bridge near Sensoji Temple between 7:10 and 8:30pm. Many Japanese don bathrobe-like yukatas to watch the fireworks.



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture]
http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140727sumida.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] 
http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/spot/festival/sumidagawahanabi.html



隅田川花火大会(東京)

Jul 25, 2014

Beppu Early Summer Festival, Beppu Spa Beach, Oita Pref.

Beppu Early Summer Festival, Beppu Spa Beach, Oita Pref.

25th - 27th July, 2014 | at Beppu Spa Beach, Oita Pref.
This is one of the biggest fireworks display in Oita. 5000 of fireworks set off from two boats floating on Beppu Bay light up the summer night sky.   (*reference: Beppu City Tourist Information)  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140726beppu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.beppu-navi.jp/




別府夏の宵まつり(大分県別府スパビーチ)

Tobata Gion Oyamagasa (big tall float), Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka

Tobata Gion Oyamagasa (big tall float), Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka

25th - 27th July, 2014 | Tobata, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Pref.

The Tobata Gion Yamagasa festival is a popular local Japanese festival (matsuri) which takes place annually in Tobata, a ward of Kitakyushu in Fukuoka prefecture, Kyūshū, Japan.
It is held for three days (Friday–Sunday) before and after the fourth Saturday of July.
The festival is a national cultural asset of Japan, and is centred on the parading of the "Yamagasa".   (*reference: wiki)  




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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140726tobata.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://tobatagion.jp/




戸畑祇園大山笠(福岡県北九州市)

Yama-age Matsuri (making float like mountain), Nasukarasuyama City, Tochigi

Yama-age Matsuri (making float like mountain), Nasukarasuyama City, Tochigi

25th - 27th July, 2014 | Nasukarasuyama City, Tochigi Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140726nasu.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.city.nasukarasuyama.lg.jp/..



山あげ祭(栃木県那須烏山市)

Tsuchiura Gion Matsuri (summer festival), Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Pref.

Tsuchiura Gion Matsuri (summer festival), Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Pref.

25th - 27th July, 2014 | Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Pref.  



# For the details, please access to the followings;

[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140726tsuchiura.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://tutiura.727.net/



土浦祇園まつり(茨城県土浦市)

Fuji Rock Festival at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata Pref.

Fuji Rock Festival at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata Pref.

25th - 27th July, 2014 | at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata Pref.

Fuji Rock Festival at the Naeba Ski resort in Niigata is a huge multi-day Japanese Woodstock that attract around 60,000 people and top name acts from Japan and around the world.
It was originally held at the foot of Mt. Fuji, hence the name.
Oasis, Run DMC, Foo Fighters, the Chemical Brothers, Gomez, Primal Scream, Patti Smith, Tricky, Orbital, Echo and the Bunnymen, Ani DiFranco, Eminem, Brian Eno, Red Hot Chil Peppers, Neil Young, Prodigy, White Stripes, Black Rebel Motorcycle Gang, Elvis Costello, Underworld, Bjork, and Iggy Pop are among the artists that have performed.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140726fujirock.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.fujirockfestival.com/




「FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL」、略称「フジロック」(新潟県湯沢町苗場スキー場)

Yoshida Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.

Yoshida Matsuri (summer festival), Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.

 

25th - 26th July, 2014 | Tsubame City, Niigata Pref.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140726tubame.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://tsubame-kankou.jp/event/event_matsuri.html




吉田まつり(新潟県燕市)

Jul 24, 2014

Shimodate Gion Matsuri (summer festival), Chikusei City, Ibaraki Pref.

Shimodate Gion Matsuri (summer festival), Chikusei City, Ibaraki Pref.

24th - 27th July, 2014 | Chikusei City, Ibaraki Pref.

Spanning 4 days and centered around Haguro Shrine in Omachi, this is one of Ibaraki Prefecture’s biggest festivals.
During the festival the Meiji Mikoshi, a large portable shrine built to celebrate Japan’s victory in the Sino-Japanese War in the 28th year of the Meiji era, the Hime Mikoshi, the portable shrine of Haguro Shrine’s resident deity Tamayori Hime, the Heisei Mikoshi, built in the 4th year of the Heisei era and currently Japan’s biggest portable shrine, and around 30 children’s portable shrines will be carried throughout the city streets.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140725chikusei.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.chikuseikanko.jp/index.php?code=11



下館祇園まつり(茨城県筑西市)

Interpets 2014, at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo

Interpets 2014, at Tokyo Big Sight, Ariake, Kotoku, Tokyo

Interpets - International Fair for a Better Life with Pets

New directions for 2014 – pointing the way to success
Interpets – International fair for a better life with pets – with its confirmed status as the premier event for pet industry in Japan, will shift its fair date one month earlier, from late August to July 24 – 27 (Thu – Sun), in order to better fit the buying season of the industry. We expect to have even more buyers to come to the new venue, Tokyo Big Sight, which is located in the centre of Tokyo.
Various concurrent programmes, such as Business matching meeting will assure that you meet your distributor candidates effortlessly.
Due to the successful 2013 edition, which welcomed record breaking number of visitors, majority of international exhibitors have confirmed their return to the show in 2014.  



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140724impe.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.interpets.jp/2014/en/



「インターペット-人とペットの豊かな暮らしフェア」東京ビッグサイト

Tsugaru Nebuta Matsuri, First Nebuta in Aomori

Tsugaru Nebuta Matsuri, First Nebuta in Aomori

24th - 26th July, 2014 | Tsugaru City, Aomori Pref.  

The Aomori Nebuta Matsuri ("Aomori Nebuta Festival" or simply "Aomori Nebuta") is a Japanese summer festival that takes place in Aomori, Aomori Prefecture, Japan.
The festival attracts the most tourists of any of the country's nebuta festivals, and is counted among the three largest festivals in the Tōhoku region.
It was designated an Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property in 1980.   (*reference: wiki)



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140725tugaru.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://en.aptinet.jp/



 つがる市ネブタまつり(青森県つがる市)

Yahiko Toro Matsuri (garden lantern festival), Niigata Pref.

Yahiko Toro Matsuri (garden lantern festival), Niigata Pref.

24th - 26th July, 2014 | Yahiko Village, Niigata Pref.  

Yahiko Toro Matsuri or Lantern Festival at Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko, Niigata Pref., has a 1,000-year history and is designated as one of the National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Assets.

A parade of people holding torchlights starts from Mt. Hikone to the town and then the highlight of this festival, a procession of Mikoshi (two portable shrines), about 20 floats decorated with lots of lanterns, and hundreds people holding lanterns each, goes through the main streets of the town.
A fireworks display is scheduled at Yahiko Koen (park).   (*reference: JNTO)



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[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/140724yahiko.html
[Official Homepage of the Event]  ››  http://www.e-yahiko.com/index.htm



弥彦燈籠まつり(新潟県西蒲原郡弥彦村)